Mr Colin Heron


Name: Mr Colin Heron
Location: Killyleagh
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 13,483.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 15.10.2011-28.02.2012
Telephone: 02891820748


To provide a venue for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, photographs and marquee receptions by upgrading outdoor areas of a Georgian listed property and purchasing appropriate equipment.


Mr Heron inherited a Georgian listed house and estate in 1973 which was deterioriating due to a lack of maintainance during the twentieth century. He has been restoring the house since he inherited the property. To diversify and providing a venue for weddings will enable him to continue the upkeep of the house so it can be passed on through the generations in good condition.


  • To undertake capital works associated with the improvement of the lanes and back yard and the installation of a 3-bar water supply and grey water capture tem.
  • To purchase equipment for ceremonies and receptions including 2 x gazebo tents, 2 x 5 foot folding tables, 20 x banqueting chairs, 20 x outdoor stacking chairs, 2 x outdoor flood lights and 12 x signs.


To develop a successful wedding venue business to support the running of the farm and estate.